Wednesday, 19 October 2011

New Book Old Book


A new envelope cover for my scribbled-phone-number-and-shopping-list book, inspired by one of my favourite old books.


They certainly don't teach maths like this anymore.


 I love the drawings. No photograph could compete with the clarity of these. And the lettering....


 It's good to be reminded that card and paper can be surprisingly durable materials. They don't last forever, but perhaps some things don't need to. And some things look better for looking used.

I'll post some more pics from this book soon; the construction methods detailed are a wonder, involving fabric and brown paper for hinges, and shaving of card edges for joins, for instance.


I may have come over a bit Edwardian schoolgirl when I decorated the cover. Perhaps it's time to lay off the Downton Abbey and PJ Harvey for a bit.

7 comments:

Marisa said...

That book looks so interesting! And a very lovely cover you've made. May it be filled with many inked numbers :)

Freshly Found said...

A treasure of a book - beautifully covered!

sakurasnow said...

What a beautiful looking book (more, more!), and your envelope cover is lovely - a great way to personalise 'ordinary' notebooks!

L'Atelier said...

what a cool book!
and NO dont lay of pj harvey-- i love your cover :D (and pjh too)

lu summers said...

LOVE that book - did a search for it online and found vol 1 on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cardboard-Modelling-1927-L-Dixon-B-R-Browning-179-24-/380333400633 so how lovely would that be???

Danya Ristić said...

The result looks lovely! Did you draw the circle for the circle of leaves by hand? If so, I'm super-impressed! If not, I'm still impressed.

Britney said...

Don't give up downton abbey! Love that show! And the book is wonderful. I saw it when I first saw your blog but when I saw Downton I thought I better comment on how awesome it is!